Stoneham Resident Qualifies for All-States, Places Fourth at States in Javelin
Stoneham High School senior David Coscia will be participating at the All-States meet June 2 at Fitchburg State College after placing fourth in the javelin throw at states last weekend.
Stoneham High School track team member David Coscia recently qualified for the All-States at Fitchburg State College June 2.
Coscia participated in both shot put and javelin and placed fourth overall in the javelin to receive the honors.
“I am extremely satisfied with my success,” Coscia said. “Well, I am more shocked. At the beginning of the season, I was the worst javelin thrower on the team. I threw 80 (feet) and came in last at the first meet, so now that I am throwing 70 more feet, I am pretty satisfied.”
Coscia attributes his success to the coaching staff of the Stoneham Spartans.
“When we were trying out new events this spring, I was throwing javelin sideways and hitting myself in the head, but my coaches fixed that to say the least,” Coscia said. “They gave me tools I needed to perform and with a little luck, I was able to step it up on the right day.”
Coscia was with a friend when the javelin results were announced over the loudspeaker and sure enough Coscia heard his name in fourth place.
“I gave out a yell and heard screams coming from the Stoneham section,” Coscia said. “I immediately ran to coach and asked when All-States were.”
Coscia has been a work horse all season for the track team.
“Simply put, I worked extremely hard to get down my javelin form this season,” Coscia said. “I still don’t always throw with perfect form, but when I do, I see results.”
While he isn't attending a college with a track team, Coscia still wants to pursue javelin throwing in his career.
“I had no idea I’d find a talent for throwing javelin and that it would be so fun, so I did not plan my future well,” Coscia said. “I don’t want to be done with it, so I am going to do whatever is possible to keep competing.”